AUTHENTICITY OF ELECTRONICALLY STORED NOTARIAL PROTOCOLS
Current technological developments allow storing Notarial protocols that are more practical, efficient, inexpensive, and secure using electronic documents. This research aims to examine the legal status of Notarial protocols as electronic documents and identify legal certainty in verifying the authenticity of electronically stored notarial protocols. This research is normative and conducted by analyzing legal norms and applicable provisions. In addition, this research also examines the application of normative law in practical situations, especially in the context of electronic storage of notarial protocols. The results show that notaries are responsible for storing notarial protocols and archives following the Notary Public Office Law. To avoid damage or loss of notarial protocol documents in printed format, notaries can convert them to electronic format by scanning and storing them in electronic storage devices. Meanwhile, the storage of notarial protocols in electronic form can be done through electronic identification and electronic authentication systems on websites or other electronic media. In archiving notarial protocols electronically, paying attention to security and precautionary aspects is essential. However, from a legal perspective, the storage of notarial protocols in an electronic format still needs to be clarified in the laws and regulations related to authentic deeds.
Technology Enhancement, Notary Protocol Storage, Electronic Documents, Legal Status, Authenticity, Normative Legal Research.